Scale: 1/96 (1/8 inch = 1 foot)
Set includes 6 carriages (no cannons). A set of 6 cannons is available separately.
- Bluejacket Shipcrafters 1/96 scale USS Constitution "Old Ironsides"
- Heller 1/96 scale USS Constitution
- Revell 1/96 scale USS Constitution "Old Ironsides"
- Revell 1/96 scale USS United States "Old Waggon"
- and more!
These models represent the carriages supporting Furnace-Hope Ironworks' 24-pounder cannons originally fit to the US Navy's famous frigate USS Constitution when she was first commissioned.
The Furnace-Hope 24-pounder was 8 feet long (excluding button) and weighed about 6000 pounds. "Old Ironsides" carried thirty Furnace-Hope 24-pounders, all on the gun deck, from 1798 until about 1808. They were found to be too short for efficient use. When Constitution put to sea in March, 1809, they had been replaced by much longer and heavier 24-pounders produced by the Cecil Iron Works of Maryland.
Note: if building your model of Constitution as she appeared during the War of 1812, please purchase Cecil Iron Works' 24-pounder cannons and the carriages specifically sized for those cannons, both available separately.
These carraiges are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic, resin, metal or wood carriages but are of an orignal design scaled from a surviving carriage. The size of this 3D-printed carriage may be different from your kit's parts. Some adjustment of your kit's parts may be necessary for best fit.
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